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Medium Chicken essential Waitrose Typically: 1.8kg

3.2 out of 5 (26)

15 out of 26 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

life 3 days guaranteed (avg. 4)*

Suitable for freezing


Price per kg: £3.28

Min. weight: 1.4kg

Max. weight: 2.2kg


Product Description

Waitrose Select Farm
Fresh British Chicken.
Ideal for roasting.
Chickens raised on Waitrose approved specialist farms in Northern Ireland, operating to high standards of animal welfare.
Without Giblets.

Product Information



Essential Waitrose


Keep refrigerated below 4°C. Once opened consume within 2 days. Cool any leftovers to room temperature, refrigerate within 2 hours and consume within 2 days. Suitable for freezing on day of purchase. Use within one month. Defrost fully before use: do not refreeze once defrosted.


Preparation: Wash all work surfaces, cutting boards, utensils and hands after touching raw poultry and meat.
For best results roast in oven
Preheat oven. Remove all packaging. Place in a roasting dish, brush chicken with oil and season. Place in the centre of an oven until thoroughly cooked the juices run clear and there is no pink meat. If the breast browns too quickly cover with foil. Stand for 10 minutes before carving.
Electric 200°C 45mins/kg+20mins,
Fan 180°C 45mins/kg+20mins,
Gas gas 6 45mins/kg+20mins

Country of Origin



Waitrose Limited Bracknell
RG12 8YA

Package Type

Plastic container

Recycling Information



Nutritional Data

Typical Valuesper 100g
of which sugarsTraceg
of which saturates3.8g


Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5

26 customers reviewed this product Average rating 3.2

15 out of 26 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

very tasty and succulent

I cooked this in the pressure cooker for about 25 minutes following a recipe for pot roast. It was really tender and delicious and fell off the bone

Rating: 1 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

Bad review missing!

I reviewed this chicken last weekend after I bought & cooked it on the Sunday for our roast dinner. It was bad & whilst cooking it didn't smell delicious & smelt very offensive when I took. It out of the oven. It went straight in the bin! Do not buy it there's obviously a problem with them -read the other reviews & don't give it a chance like I did! Who knows if Ocado will display THIS review, my last one has mysteriously disappeared! I have to say I did receive a full refund & £10 voucher for the inconvenience.

Rating: 1 star out of 5

2 of 2 found this review helpful.

Very disappointed

Would not recommend buying this unless cooking it the same day as delivery, the life of the chicken is not as long as claimed on the packaging!

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Tasty and Tender

I have bought these chickens regularly and have found them excellent - I have always cooked or frozen, in fresh packaging, within 36 hrs.

Rating: 3 star out of 5

1 of 1 found this review helpful.

Bit of a gamble

I've ordered three of these on various occasions - when the frozen version has been out of stock - and generally they have been very tasty! However, my last order, despite being immediately refrigerated upon delivery and opened within 24 hours, absolutely stank!!! Now, I'm not precious by any means, and ate it, cooked very well, all the same, but I do caution anyone considering purchasing this to serve to guests, or for consumption by those with a poor constitution, as other reviewers have suggested.


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Life guarantee
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